Many clients have come in because suddenly they have trouble focusing, sleeping and sometimes they wake up in the morning with a feeling of dread. They often fear things that could happen in the future, like a job loss, breakup, loss of a loved one, et cetera and they have lost the ability to stay centered and happy in the present.
As a psychotherapist, part of our work is to provide cognitive tools to help them stop catastrophizing and overgeneralizing with fear-based thoughts and to learn how to be present and to problem-solve, based on facts and reality. We examine how thought patterns trigger anxiety and sometimes bodily responses of panic attacks. Then tools are learned that can intervene in this cycle to help regulate the anxiety and stress.
Clients learn to manage their thinking and their lives with a greater sense of control, centeredness and self-love.